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Interesting stories from around the world this week!
Here are some interesting stories that caught our attention this week!
Where are the women in Science & Technology? Anwesha Bhattacharjee writes about being the only female in her coaching class for the IIT entrance examination.
CJ’s mom writes a letter to her gender-fluid son’s kindergarten teacher – “I’m sure I seem incredibly high maintenance,” she says, “but please know that I’m never aiming to make your life more difficult, I’m trying to make my son’s life less difficult.”
Think that the pens available in the market are too masculine, too heavy, too difficult for you to use? BIC has created a special line of stationery just for women! Don’t forget to read the hilarious product reviews!
Anindita Sengupta’s talks about her post-pregnancy experience and being a brand new mom.
Why does the news care about what Michelle Obama and Ann Romney are wearing?
And lastly, Robbi Hess advises new entrepreneurs on work-life balance and how to not let your new business take over your life!
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Rajshri Deshpande, who played the fiery protagonist in Trial by Fire along with Abhay Deol speaks of her journey and her social work.
Rajshri Deshpande as the protagonist in ‘Trial by Fire’, the recent Netflix show has received raving reviews along with the show itself for its sensitive portrayal of the Uphaar Cinema Hall fire tragedy, 1997 and its aftermath.
The limited series is based on the book by the same name written by Neelam and Shekhar Krishnamoorthy, who lost both their children in the tragedy. We got an opportunity to interview Rajshri Deshpande who played Neelam Krishnamoorthy, the woman who has been relentlessly crusading in the court for holding the owners responsible for the sheer negligence.
Rajshri Deshpande is more than an actor. She is also a social warrior, the rare celebrity from the film industry who has also gone back to her roots to give to poverty struck farming villages in her native Marathwada, with her NGO Nabhangan Foundation. Of course a chance to speak with her one on one was a must!
“What is a woman’s job, Ramesh? Taking care of parents-in-law, husband, children, home and things at work—all at the same time? She isn’t God or a superhuman."
The arrays of workstations were occupied by people peering into their computer screens. The clicks of keyboard keys were punctuated by the occasional footsteps moving around to brainstorm or collaborate with colleagues in their cubicles. Most employees went about their tasks without looking at the person seated on either side of their workstation. Meenakshi was one of them.
The thirty-one-year-old marketing manager in a leading eCommerce company in India sat straight in her seat, her eyes on the screen, her fingers punching furiously into the keys. She was in a flow and wanted to finish the report while the thoughts and words were coming effortlessly into her mind.
Natu-Natu. The mellifluous ringtone interrupted her thoughts. She frowned at her mobile phone with half a mind to keep it ringing until she noticed the caller’s name on the screen, making her pick up the phone immediately.
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